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- #1 in U.S. coal production
- 395.6 million short tons produced in 2014
- Produced 39.4 percent of all coal mined in U.S. in 2013
- In 2013, 33 states received coal from Wyoming mines, with eight states buying more than 90 percent of their coal from Wyoming
- Prices: Average sales price $12.20/short ton in 2014
- 6,673 employees in 2013
- Through royalties, severance taxes, and other payments, the coal industry contributed approximately $1.02 billion to state and local governments in 2010
- Assessed value in 2015: $3.8B (WDOR, 2015)
- Collectible severance taxes in 2015: $$275M (WDOR, 2015)
- Electrical Generation:
- 355 Trillion Btu of coal-fired net electricity generation in 2013
- Installed coal generation capacity: 6,035MW
- Resources and Infrastructure:
- Recoverable coal reserves: 74.81 billion short tons
- Wyodak coal seam in the Powder River Basin is the #1 producing coal bed in the U.S.
- 16 active coal operators in Wyoming
Unless otherwise noted, all facts presented here can be sourced to the EIA.
(EIA, 2016) United States Energy Information Administration (EIA). Retrieved from: http://www.eia.gov/beta/state/?sid=WY
(WDOR, 2015) Wyoming Department of Revenue (WDOR). "Department of Revenue 2015 Annual Report." Click here to retrieve PDF.